The NFL Needs to Learn From the MLB When It Comes to Accessibility

I’ve written a time or two about the accessibility challenges with MLB and that league’s internet offerings. To the credit of the various advocates who have worked with MLB to improve things, MLB has resolved the vast majority of issues around the accessibility of what they offer on the web and in various apps. In … Continue reading “The NFL Needs to Learn From the MLB When It Comes to Accessibility”

Take Note How You Purchase MLB Gameday Audio

With baseball’s opening day just a couple days away, a friendly note for anyone who might not have purchased a Gameday Audio subscription yet. MLB is advertising this year that if you subscribe to Gameday audio on a device such as an iPhone, one subscription will work on the device as well as the MLB.com … Continue reading “Take Note How You Purchase MLB Gameday Audio”

Improved Accessibility For Stats in MLB iPhone App

With the loss of the Milwaukee Brewers to the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship series now behind me, I used a rainy Saturday afternoon to update my MLB At Bat app on the iPhone. It is never too early to dream of sunny Arizona skies and spring training … Continue reading “Improved Accessibility For Stats in MLB iPhone App”

MLB’s iPhone App Update Disappointing From an Accessibility Perspective

Major League Baseball (MLB) released an update to their At Bat iPhone app today. All I can say is what a disappointment. While they did fix an issue with buttons to indicate radio stations when playing audio missing names for VoiceOver, as near as I can determine none of the other major accessibility bugs, such … Continue reading “MLB’s iPhone App Update Disappointing From an Accessibility Perspective”

Accessibility Improvements Desired in MLB’s At Bat iPhone App

This year I opted to give MLB’s At Bat 11 iPhone app a try for live baseball game audio. The app works relatively well with VoiceOver on the iPhone and has been a nice way to stay in touch with my favorite teams.   While At Bat 11 has many positives, accessibility issues remain that … Continue reading “Accessibility Improvements Desired in MLB’s At Bat iPhone App”

Short Update on MLB Accessibility Experiences

I’ve written here on a few occasions about my frustrations with MLB accessibility. In particular the lack of response to phone and e-mail to the dedicated accessibility resources listed on MLB’s web pages.   About 10 days ago I received an e-mail indicating MLB was trying to get in communication with me. I connected by … Continue reading “Short Update on MLB Accessibility Experiences”

MLB Accessibility Striking Out

More than a month has passed since MLB.com’s announcements about improved accessibility started making the accessibility circuit. I for one find the organization’s supposed claims to be improving accessibility largely empty and little progress being made.   I’ll state up front that I’ve not done any comprehensive review of the full site. Perhaps efforts are … Continue reading “MLB Accessibility Striking Out”

Accessibility Issues Still Too Easy To Find on MLB.com – Explain images/trans

MLB has been getting loads of positive commentary in the accessibility community of late. While I’m glad to see the organization step up to the plate as it were and start to take accessibility seriously, it is still far too easy to find basic accessibility issues wrong with the main MLB web site.   Take … Continue reading “Accessibility Issues Still Too Easy To Find on MLB.com – Explain images/trans”

Subscribing to MLB’s Gameday Audio

It took me a bit to figure out how to subscribe to only Gameday Audio with MLB so hopefully this saves others a few minutes. Most paths seem to want you to subscribe to the streaming television option. MlB customer support wasn’t overly helpful at understanding that not everyone hovers and uses a mouse.   … Continue reading “Subscribing to MLB’s Gameday Audio”

Pick Your Price, MLB Fails to Pay Attention To Pricing in Alt Text, reports monthly pricing as annual rate

So, is MLB giving people who rely on alt text to understand the intent of images a real bonus or just not paying attention to what their alt tags convey? Check out the pricing according to alt tags for MLB.TV Premium.   The price is first indicated as $119.95 per year. But then alt text … Continue reading “Pick Your Price, MLB Fails to Pay Attention To Pricing in Alt Text, reports monthly pricing as annual rate”